Dental Implants Are An Ideal Solution For Missing Teeth

You are given two sets of teeth, your adult teeth are supposed to last a lifetime but oftentimes they don’t. It is important to have a full set of teeth, without all your teeth you lose the ability to chew your food properly and once a tooth is lost, the teeth on either side can move to fill the space leaving unpleasant gaps. Dental implants in Lakeview should always be considered as an option to replace a missing tooth or teeth. Dental implants are no longer new technology; they have been routinely available for half a century and are recognized as an excellent choice, far more so than bridges or dentures.

   *   What is a dental implant? The implant is a titanium screw or cylinder that substitutes for a tooth root. The implant is imbedded directly into the jaw bone and acts as an anchor for a crown.

   *   Who is a good candidate for dental implants? Anyone, regardless of age, as long as they are in good general and oral health is good candidates for dental implants in Lakeview. They are ideal for anyone missing teeth as a result of decay, disease or trauma.

   *   What if my jaw bone is insufficient? It is absolutely necessary that there is sufficient jawbone to support the implant. If your dentist finds that you have insufficient bone there are safe and practical solutions. Your dentist can perform a bone graft using bone from you or cadaver bone can be purchased.

   *   How long does it take? Every situation is different. There are three stages to fitting dental implants, each takes time. The first stage is usually the longest; this is actually setting the implant into the jawbone. It can take from six to nine months for the bone to completely enshroud the implant. All in all the typical time for the complete process is up to a year.

An added benefit of having dental implants is the fact that your jaw bone will not deteriorate, this means that you will not lose facial fullness which is a problem with dentures and bridges.

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